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Hofkirche

St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 229 95 00
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11 days in Switzerland. LUCERNE Part 4

A rare Catholic church in Switzerland is the court Church of St. Leodegar. After a visit to the... read more

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Free to visit Hofkirche St. Leodegar

Hofkirche St. Leodegar's interior is filled with elaborate gilt statuary and altars. Founded in the... read more

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Around 735/736, southern German nobles founded a small monastery at the site of today's Hof area, which was dedicated to St Mauritius. Around 1135, the autonomous monastery was attached to the Provostship of Murbach (Alsace) and St Leger was named patron of the church. In 1291, the Abbey of Murbach was forced to sell the Provost's Church and its belongings to the Habsburgs. In 1332, Lucerne joined the Helvetic Confederation. By 1433, the City of Lucerne had regained its rights from the Habsburgs, including those affecting the mo- nastery. In 1455/56, the Benedictine monastery was converted into a convent of Canon Regulars. Since then, the Canon Regulars have devoted themselves to the Liturgy of the Hours every day in the mornings and evenings. On Easter Sunday 1633, the church was burned to its foundations. The Jesuit Brother Ja- kob Kurrer from Ingolstadt was charged with the reconstruction of the church. Its consecration took place after the installation of the art works in 1644.
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Reviewed yesterday

A rare Catholic church in Switzerland is the court Church of St. Leodegar. After a visit to the Lion monument, we walked towards the lake and passed by this church. You would need to climb up a few stairs in front of the church to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hofkirche St. Leodegar's interior is filled with elaborate gilt statuary and altars. Founded in the mid-8th century, Hofkirche was part of the monastery which founded Lucerne. Destroyed by fire in 1633, few original pieces remain in this 17th century building. Notable are the ornate wooden...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seen almost from everywhere in Lucerne due to the special 2 towers tops, great architecture free entrance .

Thank Ori L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my short but sweet visit. Very picturesque and right next to Lake Luzern. Inside is just as beautiful as the outside!

Thank _ciciwillow_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rising majestically on a hill that involves climbing two sets of steps you have a great photo op. Then when you get to the church you might be rewarded with a piple organ concert as were we. The sound within the church is incredible. The...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this magnificent Church while we were in Lucern and has an interesting history: The Church of St. Leodegar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. It was built in parts from 1633 to 1639 on the foundation of the Roman...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A nice and grand one in Luzern. It is very impressive and you would feel peaceful when you are in. It is easily found (by twin towers) and even you are at Luzern main station.

Thank GaryL0505
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A beautiful church, different than the others we visited in Lucerne, . The highpoint for us was listening to an organ concert. Several are offered each week- admission charge for the concerts

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old church. Very near the lake and multiple sidewalk cafes near. The church is so peaceful and gorgeous. A wonderful place to see and stop for a prayer.

Thank JBAcosta
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Worth the climb up the stairs. The church is beautiful! The art and architecture is amazing. When I visit there were students playing live music in the balcony which added to the experience.

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